It’s Feedback Friday!

It’s the first week in 2006, so it’s time to think about the year ahead. I’m going to start a few threads where people can leave their suggestions. Basically, I want to know what you think Google should be doing or working on in the next six months to a year. I’ll start posts in different areas where people can add their suggestions.

13 Responses to It’s Feedback Friday! (Leave a comment)

  1. Excellent, great idea, a lot of us have some suggestions or comments that maybe help you to keep the #1 spot.

  2. Matt,

    Thanks to be so open with us fellow webmasters :)

  3. Feedback friday eh?

    it’s Free Lunch Friday here at my office…

  4. Seconded to Chung. Thanks for a being so open with a webmasters (either black hats or white ones ;). It make google so different (and much pleasant ;) compared to other SEs…

  5. Michael Weir

    Feedback Friday is trademarked. you’re going to have to use Pheedback Phriday! Damn, that’s taken too!

    hmm..

    then it will have to be Fjeedback Fjriday (the J’s are silent)

    I need to stop drinking coffee now.

  6. How about just fixing all the crap that’s been broken for years that people are still yelling about?

    Not sure we need to run off in new directions until the old mess is cleaned up

    You know dril – canonical issues, 302 hijacking, dupe content. sandbox, spam, etc. I’m not sure that much has changed in the last year that these still aren’t major issues.

  7. This is cool that you’re doing this Matt. Here’s why it blows me away:

    The amount of idiocy I’m reading in the feedback. Apparently, there are a lot of webmasters out there which lack a basic understanding of how the web works. Most of the complaints are about their own site design or faulty SEO strategies. And then what’s up with all the people requesting Google to “stop developing new products?” But hey, what do I know, I’m a Biologist for chrissakes. Anyway, about 10% of the responses contain useful feedback, which alone makes this a useful endeavour. It’d be further interesting to hear your take on what you get back.

  8. gmoney (better name for gwallet) – down with paypal

    and google calendar

  9. I think Incredibill is speaking for a large number of web peeps – at least let us know your view on the status of those concerns.

    The Opera is not over until the Matt lady sings.

  10. Since I didn’t want to put this in a thread where it would clutter up the feedback itself, I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity for me to provide suggestions and get a few ideas and things off my chest.

    (I’m sure I’m not the only one.)

    IncrediBILL: the problem with some of those issues (e.g. the spam) is that they’re evolving issues. People are discovering new ways to mess up SERPs on what seems to be an hourly basis, and there’s only so much that can be done.

    Having said that, I think there’s more that can be done as well and have posted as such in the appropriate feedback posts.

  11. Joe

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for all of the great posts you have done over this past year! They have really helped me get up to speed in the SEO world.

    ================

    As for a new (or continued) item for Google. I would love to see something change that would make Flash objects friendlier in the search world! I am not sure what Google is doing about this topic but I know a lot of people really want Flash based sites developed, and then for them to rank really well in Organic listing.

    Thanks again!

  12. Ian

    Is there a simple links page on this site that lists just the Titles and Dates of all the postings, without any of the blog text itself included?

    That would be useful, just to see a simple list of the subjects covered…

  13. David

    This seemed like the best post to post this related topic onto….

    Why is PageRank effected by url casing?

    For example, http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/feedback-day-2006/ will have a PR, but http://www.mattcutts.com/Blog/feedback-day-2006/ won’t have a PR.

    I noticed this when I went to change all paths to lowercase and I lost my PR. Did I really lose my PR or is it just the toolbar reporting?

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